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Childhood drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Western Cape Province of South Africa
Aim: Continued surveillance of drug resistance amongst children presenting with culture-confirmed tuberculosis to a tertiary care hospital and to community clinics. Methods: Drug susceptibility testing for isoniazid and ...
Beijing and Haarlem genotypes are overrepresented among children with drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Western Cape province of South Africa
Drug resistance among children with culture-confirmed tuberculosis (TB) provides an accurate measure of transmitted drug resistance within the community. We describe the genotype diversity in children with culture-confirmed ...
Adult-type pulmonary tuberculosis in children 10-14 years of age
We report 8 children (10-14 years of age) who were diagnosed with tuberculosis at their local primary health care clinic from July to September 2004, after routine sputum testing was extended to all children older than 10 ...
Absence of an association between Mycobacterium tuberculosis genotype and clinical features in children with tuberculous meningitis
OBJECTIVES: Animal studies point to increased virulence of certain mycobacterial strains, notably those of the Beijing genotype. There are limited data on mycobacterial genotypic diversity in children with tuberculous ...